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Address: Fort Zoutman | Historical Muaseum, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 2185
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hokey but fun

Went with a large gtoup. The food concession were mainly pasrechis, just ok. Music, dancers, local lore and some interesting experiences. Should do it once anyway. Outside before... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
theislanddog
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a large gtoup. The food concession were mainly pasrechis, just ok. Music, dancers, local lore and some interesting experiences. Should do it once anyway. Outside before and after, a drum corp did a great job.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard the drums from the street and walked over. We were late to the show and saw maybe the last half of it. Pretty boring I'm sorry to say :( Not enough chairs for everyone so we stood for about 45 minutes because we didn't have anything else better planned.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The drums caught our attention and pulled us in for a nice moment of entertainment and historical lesson. Very cool music and shows put on while we walked through the museum. The drummere were awesome!!!

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Kansas City
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hopefully, when things change there are improvements made! Unfortunately, not here. In 2008 there were men and women dancers doing creative dancing. Now, it was a group of women mostly holding their colorful skirts in full display...this did not substitute for creative dancing! The music was way louder and less "Gaita" the fun Atuban style of song style.. The musicians... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is a must if you want to enjoy the real (old) Aruba. There are drinks and some small dishes available.

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1 Thank Morales470
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The festival itself was interesting, showcasing local talent, mostly music and dancing. There were a few tables of locally made crafts. $5 entry fee. 630-830 on Tuesday evenings. The best thing about it was the table of local food available for purchase. We each had a plate of Keeshi Yena (ground meat, olives, raisins, onions in a mildly spicy tomato... More 

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1 Thank Lori A
Ottawa
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Can't go wrong for $5 to see some local talent and also get some island history with Papiamento lessons...danki dushi! The show is from 6:30pm sharp to about 8:30pm every Tuesday evening, starting with the drum band outside the fort gates as you stand in line to enter. Once inside, there is a courtyard with stage and seating, as well... More 

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Thank Michael B
Connecticut
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stopped by the festival on the way home from dinner. It is every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30. Put here are some talented drummers outside playing drums which was cool. Inside there were a few vendors and there was local aruban food (we would have had dinner here but didn't know so save room for food). There was a band singing... More 

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ny, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

a Tuesday night event. A lively musical presentation of Arubian traditional music. includes local food vendors offering traditional food selections (get there early as the popular items go fast). the event mc provides a lively evening entertainment. there is also a brief language lesson to enhance your island visit. the dancers are excellent and colorfully costumed. there is a small... More 

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new iberia,la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was our 5 th time in Aruba & we had never been to this festival...so glad we decided to go...this was an amazing show for $5. admission fee!!! It was unique to the culture & they were selling delicious plate of food!!!! I highly recommend you attend this festival while visiting Aruba!!!

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